The Lookout Rye

East Cliff, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7LD
3 Visit England Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Town House Hotel

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The Lookout Rye is an award-winning hotel situated within the ancient town of Rye boasting a cocktail bar and restaurant with a pretty outside terrace with stunning views across the Salts. The Lookout is located at the top of Rye’s High Street, close to the town’s shops, bars and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Geoff H
      A lovely stay
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 31st December 2023
      After quite a long journey, it was great to arrive and be greeted by friendly staff who offered us a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Our room was on the top floor and care was needed on the... Read full review
    • Colin G
      Ashford, Kent
      Trip Type:
      Visit to the Lookout
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 30th January 2024
      My husband mentioned he had walking issues and without asking they allocated us a beautiful down stairs room near reception and breakfast area. The staff were wonderful, always cheery and couldn’t do... Read full review
    • Go36516195976
      Hove, United Kingdom
      Lovely hotel. Perfect location.
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th February 2024
      Perfect location. It is 8 minutes from the station. The room was a little dated, but we were not there to sit and look at the room, the bathroom was great btw. Staff were absolutely lovely. We chose... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Take the M25 to junction 5 then M26 signed Maidstone to M20, take the M20 to junction 10 (Ashford) and then the A2070 to Lydd and Brenzett. Follow the A2070 to Brookland roundabout and the A259 junction, signed Rye and Hastings. On entering Rye follow town centre signs past Rye Station and Budgens supermarket. Bear left following town centre signs, pass under the landgate, stone arch of 1326. After about 100 yards, Rye Lodge Hotel is on your right.

    The car park is at the rear of the hotel and it accessible via Cinque Ports Street and Conduit Hill.  The entrance to the car park is half way up Conduit Hill (a cobbled street) on the left hand side.

    Public Transport Directions

    The Lookout Rye is a 7-minute walk from Rye's train station.



    • Room Service
    • Serve breakfast
    • Special diets catered for
    • Vegetarians catered for

    Children & Infants

    • Babes in Arms
    • Cot(s) available
    • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
    • Highchair(s) available

    Establishment Features

    • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
    • Licensed for alcohol
    • Open Christmas
    • Open New Year
    • Photocopier
    • Residents lounge open all day

    Leisure Facilities

    • Eating Out Within Walking Distance
    • Indoor heated pool

    Parking & Transport

    • On Site Car Parking
    • Railway station within walking distance
    • Secure cycle parking

    Payment Methods

    • Delta
    • Diners card
    • Maestro
    • MasterCard
    • Solo
    • Switch
    • Visa

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • Non smoking establishment

    Room / Unit Features

    • All rooms non-smoking
    • Balcony some rooms
    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Ground Floor Room(s)
    • Hairdryer all rooms
    • King sized bed some rooms
    • Mini bar some rooms
    • Modem point some rooms
    • Radio all rooms
    • Satellite TV
    • Showers all rooms
    • Some non smoking rooms
    • Tea and coffee making all rooms
    • Telephone all rooms

    Specialist Features

    • Cyclists welcome
    • Walkers Welcome

    Opening Times

    Open 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


    • 3 AA Stars Metro Hotel
    • 3 Visit England Stars Town House Hotel
    3 AA Stars Metro Hotel 3 Visit England Stars Town House Hotel


    • Visit England Awards -Annual Gold Annual Gold 2014
    • Tourism South East Award - Tourism ExSEllence Runner Up 2007
    • Tourism South East Award -Small Hotel / Townhouse of the Year Highly Commended Small Hotel / Townhouse of the Year Highly Commended 2008
    • Visit England Awards -Breakfast Breakfast 2014
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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